I Love Thursday #86 Blessings Abound
This is our 86th post of things we love for the week. We post these loves each Thursday along with LeeAnna on her blog at Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you.
Bonnie Hunter website! Bonnie Hunter has been sharing pictures of Mackinac Island on her blog. She is there to teach a course, and I have been enjoying reading her posts when I’m notified in my Feedly daily email. Oh, the pictures she has shared if you are interested. Recently, she shared this fabulously scrappy quilt block with a meme that I 100% fully endorse. One more comment about Mackinac Island. It is amazing that The Grand Hotel is even successfully open this early in the year. Last year at this time the lake was frozen, the bridge closed and supplies along with employees had to be flown over. I hope she realizes just how lucky she is!
New tennies! Speaking of Bonnie Hunter, I found these new tennies thanks to her. A popup ad tempted me while I was reading her blog for shoes that help with plantar fasciitis. Since I have struggled with that in the past, I click on the ad. While I had never heard of this brand before, Kuru is the name of the company. Anyway, the offer lots of different styles and I found these.
They are mostly white with light gray and peach/pink accents. They are lightweight, breathable and they laces are peach striped – very cute. I wore them around in the house straight out of the box with no issues. I’ve worn them for about a month now and had no PF issues. They cost $120 with free shipping, and I got them quickly. If they work out well I plan to try a pair of sandals. Maybe.
Bestie and coffee! I have been sharing a good cuppa with Sue’s mom for over a decade. Until just a few weeks ago, Sue didn’t participate. But now she has come over to the dark side, the fully robust, freshly ground and perfectly roasted dark side of coffee. I wonder if she regrets the decades of deliciousness she has missed?
Lauren, if you are reading this, that is the sweet mug that you gave Sue years ago!
Dogs of all sorts! I’m pleased to introduce you to Katsu, a friend’s puppy that behaves so nicely on walks. He may be slightly shy and didn’t want his picture taken, or more likely, something caught his attention. Isn’t this just a gorgeous photo taken in the Veterans Memorial Park as well? Oh, those tulips!!!
Pop-tarts! I know they’re not good for you; I know I shouldn’t eat them. Sue didn’t even know I liked them when she unwittingly brought home this silver package.
Why on earth do they not tell you the flavor inside on this fancy wrapping? I imagine it is cheaper that way, plus you wouldn’t have the thrill of finding out which kind of pop-tart you were going to enjoy. I guess Kellogg has already made an update to their silver wrappings to include the name of the tart inside. Again, where is the thrill of the surprise that way once separated from its outside box? Are you wondering what flavor I enjoyed?? It was strawberry with pink frosting and sprinkles! It is a good thing Sue didn’t eat them because she despises sprinkles in all forms. She has also passed that deep hatred of sprinkles to most of her family – mother, sister, niece, nephews . . . she hasn’t gotten to the littles yet so I have hopes to convert them. ♥ Where is the tolerance lesson?!
Our favorite Boy Scout! For the important Memorial Day holiday, flags were placed on the graves at a local cemetery by the Boy Scouts. Importantly to us, our great-nephew and Godson, Jaxson, was one of the flag placers. His dad, Richard was a big help by carefully centering the hole for the flags. In the photo on the left, you can see Jaxson saluting his Great-Grandfather’s grave. It was a special way to honor and remember him on this weekend meant just for this purpose. ♥♥
Dominic and Addison had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, thank you very much. First, he got a new hairdo or maybe we should call it a wind-do while swinging; it’s rather a combover similar to someone else I wouldn’t care to recall. Up next would be riding in an adorable pink car with a neighbor friend. Both boys are enjoying the ride although Dominic was saying, “go faster.”
Dominic was reminded just how much he loves iced tea when his sippy cup was spiked with it. He says, “more tea Grandma, more tea please.” A little mini fit was pitched when it was all gone or all done. You can have more next time sweet boy. Next up was the Memorial Day parade. Now, what do you do with these flags?? Wave them somehow?? Addison enjoyed the heck out of waiting for the parade to start and even more so when she discovered her brother wanted to get out of the stroller. Was that another fit about to be thrown?? We aren’t two yet, Mr. Dominic, so it’s a bit early for the terrible twos. Addison thoroughly enjoyed her crinkly chew toy and before you know it, it was time to head home. Finally, that chew toy was replaced by her toes. Much better as they are always with her. ♥ ♥ ♥
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